Huddersfield back-rower Dale Ferguson is entering the most exciting period of his career.
He and his Giants team-mates are right up there at the top of Super League, with a league leaders shield and the Grand Final to play for.
Ferguson said: “It’s a massive six months for me. We’re just coming in to a time when I’m kicking on with Huddersfield, and we’ve still got plenty to play for, and then it’s the World Cup. I believe the Scottish boys can go pretty well to be honest, but for now I’m just concentrating on week-by-week and then move on to Bradford for next year.”
The 25-year-old had a difficult start to 2013, losing his place in the Giants team and being shipped out on loan to Hull KR.
“It was turbulent towards the beginning of the season. I was nervous, I wasn’t getting in the squad and the young lads got a jump on me in pre-season. I embraced the chance to go to Hull KR, and Craig Sandercock was a great help over there.
“Paul Anderson stuck to his word, and gave me my spot back when I hit form again. I’d been sat around waiting for a time to play, so I believed I had to go out and show what I could do, and that’s why I went to Rovers.”
Having won his place back in the team, and with the Giants competing for honours, it perhaps came as a surprise when the Scotland international announced his move to Bradford.
Ferguson added: “I believe I’ve been squeezed out by the salary cap. I would have loved to have stayed at the Giants, but it can’t happen. The opportunity came up to join Bradford, and I’m excited about it after speaking to Francis Cummins. He believes a lot in the club and the boys, and wants to re-build something and push them on to what they once were.
“There were a few clubs interested, but Bradford was the right choice.”